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The Liver’s Role in Preventing Acne

The Liver’s Role in Preventing Acne

The liver plays a vital role in helping the body to fight acne. It is a major organ of the body that carries out the role of cleansing the blood. Specifically, it cleanses the blood that pumps through the colon, the lungs and also the glands (or lymphs) within the body. Once the liver has detoxified the blood, it continues to be pumped around the body, carrying the required oxygen and nutrients.

The body creates many toxins as a result of everyday functions such as eating and breathing. This places a lot of pressure on the liver and it has to work overtime to deal with them effectively. The liver is placed under particular strain when you are constipated because the body’s waste (that should be passing out of the body) is remaining in the bowel for too long. When the liver cannot clear all of the toxins they have to find another way of escape which is often through the skin in the form of acne.

The waste created by your body includes waste from cells and waste from used and excess hormones. These are all processed by the liver on their way to the lymph glands. The liver will act by detoxifying and neutralizing them. However if the liver becomes overloaded, some of the toxins remain within the liver and also within other organs of the body such as your skin and joints. This of course creates all sorts of additional health problems.

Hormones, including un-neutralised androgens can sometimes find their way back into the blood stream where they are deposited and collected in the pores of the skin. This causes an excess amount of sebum to be produced. The sebum seeps into the hair follicle and this triggers acne.

It is wise to eat foods that are high in fibre to keep your bowels moving regularly and waste passing through it efficiently. The fiber can also help by trapping the extra hormones and toxins and carrying them out of the body in the faeces.

A normal diet these days is often quite unhealthy; high in fat content and low in fiber which is detrimental for the reasons described above.